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The event is hosted by Manufacturing Extension Partnership and celebrates Manufacturing Day


Los Alamos, NM — October 6, 2016 — projectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative workspace and entrepreneurship hub, announced today that in honor of Manufacturing Day, it will host an “Innovation to Manufacturing” panel and demo event on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)-moderated panel will feature Northern New Mexico manufacturers talking about scaling from proof-of-concept to manufacturing. The same participating companies will start demos at 6:30 p.m. 

This year, every day in October is Manufacturing Day, with national events kicking off Oct. 7; on-campus school activities are scheduled for the week of Oct. 10 and New Mexico facility tours are scheduled for the week of Oct. 17. According to New Mexico MEP, the series of events serve as a spotlight on manufacturing and on the 28,000 New Mexicans working in the manufacturing industry today. Visitors get to see designs turned into products and products repurposed into other products — the range of human industry — and they leave with more knowledge and inspiration. In 2015, 33 companies across the state, and more than 2,300 nationally, hosted well-attended tours to highlight the future role of manufacturing.

In honor of Manufacturing Day, projectY cowork and Los Alamos Makers are also announcing an ongoing collaborative membership exchange. Moving forward, projectY members can use the Los Alamos Makers space for free (excluding workshops and extra supplies), and Los Alamos Makers’ members may attend projectY events and use its conference room. Both spaces will be hosting open houses from 9 a.m.-5 p.m on Friday, Oct. 14 for those interested in seeing how the spaces help support entrepreneurs starting or growing their business.

Scene from last year's Manufacturing Day tours.


Wednesday, Oct. 12

5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Innovation to Manufacturing” Panel & Demos

projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square

Cost and RSVP:

The event is free to attend, but attendees are requested to register in advance through the projectY website or directly through the event invitation.


Friday, Oct. 14

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Houses, projectY cowork and Los Alamos Makers

projectY cowork: 150 Central Park Square, Los Alamos

Los Alamos Makers: 3540 Orange St, Los Alamos


Event participants across the state are encouraged to share photos of their experiences and visits by using the hashtag, #MfgDayNM. Those attending the panel and demos at projectY should also use the hashtag #projectYLosAlamos. For a full schedule of activities, visit

About Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

New Mexico MEP is a statewide assistance center dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of our state’s small and mid-sized businesses. Our experts and industry resource network help create the change that can make the difference. We provide expertise in results-driven methodologies, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to increase your profitability. As a public/private partnership, we bring together government, not-for-profit and industry resources to offer the comprehensive programs and services you need. For more information visit

About projectY cowork Los Alamos

projectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative coworking space located at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos, New Mexico, serves as a hub for startups, freelancers and others to be connected to like-minded entrepreneurs, business experts, investors and mentors who will help them achieve their personal and professional goals. It is an initiative between Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Feynman Center for Innovation and Community Relations & Partnerships Office, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg. For more information, visit


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